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Building a Driving Simulator as an Electric Vehicle \ud Hardware Development Tool

By Dirk Kok, Michael Knowles and Adrian Morris


Driving simulators have been used to support the development of new vehicle systems for many years. \ud The rise of electric vehicles (EVs) as a means of reducing carbon emissions has lead to the emergence of a \ud number of new design challenges related to the performance of EV components and the flow of power under a \ud variety of circumstances. In this paper we describe the integration of an EV drive train test system with a driving \ud simulator to allow the performance of EV systems to be investigated while under the control of real drivers in \ud simulated scenarios. Such a system offers several potential benefits. The performance of EV drive trains can be \ud evaluated subjectively by real world users while the electrical and mechanical properties can be tested under a \ud variety of conditions which would be difficult to replicate using standard drive cycles

Topics: sub_automotiveengineering, sub_electricalengineering, sub_human-computerinteraction, sub_networkcomputing, sub_programming, sub_softwareengineering
Year: 2012
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